The Daily Populous

Monday September 23rd, 2019 night edition

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But countrymen, I do believe we have found one cause behind which all can rally: Nobody wants a Princess Bride remake.

A recent Variety story about Princess Bride producer Norman Lear’s new deal with Sony first introduced this hypothetical possibility.

Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra told Variety, “We have so many people coming to us saying, ‘We want to remake this show or that show.’ Very famous people whose names I won’t use, but they want to redo The Princess Bride.”

(Lear produced several films through his company Act III Productions, including Princess Bride and Fried Green Tomatoes.).

Even Ted Cruz, who has often deployed pop-culture references in an apparent attempt at likability, got in on the Princess Bride commentary train, tweet-shouting, “NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

(Let it be known that Vanity Fair is not taking sides in this admittedly dogged debate, nor will we snitch-tag any Princess Bride haters here.

Well, I married the six fingered man, obviously why we have stayed together for 35 years and there is only ONE The Princess Bride and it’s William Goldman and @robreiner’s. »

Germany to join alliance to phase out coal

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Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said Germany would join the Powering Past Coal Alliance on Sunday.

"With that, we can finally also join the alliance of coal-exit countries," Schulze told the group of local German newspapers.

The Powering Past Coal Alliance was founded in 2017 and is comprised of 30 national governments, whose objective is to halt new construction of coal plants, end international funding for coal and adhere to the Paris Climate Agreement goals. »

There’s a New Case of a Rabbi Sucking on a Newborn’s Penis and Giving Him Herpes

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If that wasn’t disgusting enough, some of the mohels have had herpes simplex, passing the virus on to the children.

A child diagnosed with neonatal herpes following ritual Jewish circumcision was reported to the Health Department in early September 2019.

Religious freedom can’t be an excuse to get away with something that would never be tolerated outside of the religious bubble. »

A deepfake pioneer says 'perfectly real' manipulated videos are just 6 months away

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Deepfake artist Hao Li, who created a Putin deepfake for an MIT conference this week, told CNBC on Friday that "perfectly real" manipulated videos are just six to 12 months away.

Li had previously said that he expected "virtually undetectable" deepfakes to be "a few years" away.

A deepfake pioneer said in an interview with CNBC on Friday that "perfectly real" digitally manipulated videos are just six to 12 months away from being accessible to everyday people. »

What Is The Happiest Song On Earth?

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An initial study revealed that “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen was the world’s happiest song.

The world’s current happiest song, according to researcher Jacob Jolij, who came up with the formula used in the happiest song selection, is “Mr. Blue Sky” by the Electric Light Orchestra.

When coming up with the formula, he also surveyed over 2,000 people to see which songs made them the happiest. »